August 24, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospitals may merge into regional facility

Grove Hill and Jackson hospital officials and municipal leaders are discussing the possibility of the two facilities merging and building a new regional medical center about halfway between the two towns. More...

Thieves make off with historic marker

Reward offered for information about theft from St. Stephens Landing

A $100 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for stealing the historic marker at the St. Stephens Landing. More...

WashCo Public Library announces top readers for summer reading program

The Washington County Public Library recently announced the top readers in each age group for the Claire C. Ramsey Summer Reading Program. More...

Special Sections

Church

Area Church Directory

ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God Coffeeville Road More...

Upcoming Events

Leavins to perform at Stave Creek Baptist Stephanie Leavins will be performing a concert on Sunday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m. at Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Back-to-School Jesus Jamboree well attended at Mt. Olive No. 2

The Back-to-School Jesus Jamboree conducted at Mt. Olive No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson on Sunday, July 30 was well attended by many high school and college students, teachers, school personnel and parents. More...

Editorials

Editor's Notes

Theft of historic marker is a disgrace

This week, unfortunately, I had to report on a crime that made me angry to no end. It seems someone decided they wanted a keepsake from Old St. Stephens Park, so they helped themselves. The historic marker, which had been More...

Alabama Scene

Baxley's unveiling of platform could have come at a better time

Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley, the Democratic nominee for governor in the November General Election, unveiled an ambitious platform last week in a whirlwind tour of the state. More...

Congressional Report

Supporting veterans is a priority

During the August district work period, I have had the opportunity to visit with many of you in Southwest Alabama. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

The family of Lyman Edward Faith wishes to express their sincere appreciation for all the cards, prayers and acts of kindness during our recent loss. Our appreciation cannot be adequately expressed. More...

Angie Foreman Alabama Power staff

Alabama Power welcomes Angie Foreman as the newest member of their team. More...

Whillock - Turberville united in marriage

Jamie Marie Turberville and Daniel Everette Whillock, both of Dothan, were united in marriage on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Council divided on full-time mayor issue

The members of the Jackson City Council have differing views on whether or not the city needs a full-time mayor. More...

Nine arrested in task force drug roundup

Task Force One conducted a warrant roundup Aug. 17 within the city limits of Jackson, mainly in the Depot area. More...

Four injured in wreck

A two-car collision on Highway 43 between Walker Springs Road and West Point Drive left More...

Counterfeit bills found in Millry

U.S. Secret Service investigating incident

The U.S. Secret Service is currently investigating an instance of counterfeit bills being passed at a store in Millry. More...

Deputy returns home after training Iraqi police officers

Six months is a long time to be away from friends and family, but in a war zone, it can seem twice as long. More...

News

Coffeeville Police capture federal fugitive

A federal fugitive was apprehended by Coffeeville Police following a traffic stop Aug. 18. More...

Boise curtails local sawmill operations

Boise has temporarily curtailed operations at its sawmill in Jackson, according to a release published last week in Quips and Chips, a newsletter for Boise's Alabama operations. The cutbacks affect 91 salaried and hourly employees. More...

Circuit judge-elect asks for more office space

Clarke County Commission Chairman Paul Bradford asked fellow commissioner Patricia DuBose about changes she and her son, Stuart DuBose wanted in the construction of the new courthouse annex during Monday's county commission meeting. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

JHS season tickets for sale Season tickets for the 2006-2007 Jackson High School football season can be purchased in the school office. Call 246-2571 for more information. More...

Education

Coffeeville High School awarded $93,656 grant

Coffeeville High School (CHS) has been awarded an ACCESS Distance Learning Expansion Site Grant that will provide equipment and services for a videoconferencing interactive distance-learning lab. More...

Matthews plays fiddle for JA students

Adam Matthews, a Jackson Academy alumni, visited the school's Southern Culture class to share More...

Coffeeville High School conducts PTO, open house

The Coffeeville High School (CHS) hosted a PTO and parenting meeting on Aug. 17. More...

Sports

Meet the 2006 JHS Aggies

Fans get first look at this year's teams

Jackson High School conducted its annual 'Meet the Aggies' night at Legion Field/Simpkins More...

Eagles fall by three in preseason game

The Jackson Academy Eagles traveled to Jackson Field in Toxey last Thursday to face-off against South Choctaw Academy (SCA), falling 10-7 in the contest. More...

Local girls to compete in national weightlifting competition in Las Vegas

Two young ladies from this area will soon be going to Las Vegas, Nev. to compete in a national weightlifting competition in attempts to break world records. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Vaughn Clayton Bradley Vaughn Clayton Bradley, 79, died Aug. 16, 2006 in a Mobile hospital. A retired equipment superintendent for Coach Inc., he was a member of Peniel Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Jackson Municipal Records

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Aug. 17, 2006. More...

Jackson Police Report

The following information has been supplied by the Jackson Police Department for the week ending Aug. 19. More...